other than using the pump, and having the baby feed from you, how else can you produce more milk?


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Jourdan - posted on 04/04/2009




I have been using fenugreek and blessed thistle and they seem to be working. You can drink Mother's Milk tea too.

Chelseaszidik - posted on 04/04/2009




Supply and demand and preferably the baby demanding the milk not the pump.  A pump only gets a fraction of what your infant can get from your breast.  Can you be more specific about the problem, I will be able to assist you better with more information.  

Lynda - posted on 04/04/2009




fenugreek tablets may help but if not your gp can prescribe motillium make sure baby is attached properly aswell cause if the breast isn't being emptied ur body will only make what your baby takes. best of luck

Ceara - posted on 04/03/2009




Agree, it's about supply and demand. That being said, check out www.kellymom.com for some helpful hints on herbs like fenugreek and blessed thistle. Also, eating oatmeal, dill, and yes, having the occasional half a beer will help too. (As a side note, my doctor also told me that having a glass of red wine and then nursing the baby would have the same effect as gripe water) Make sure you're drinking enough liquids, you're drinking for 2.

If you are having sever milk supply problems, I would recommend La Leche League or a lacation specialist for support. There are also prescriptions if needed to increase supply.

But, feeding baby for as long as baby wants to feed and just relaxing is key. Enjoy your little one! It goes by fast! Good luck.

Alaine - posted on 04/03/2009




It's all about supply and demand.   You can take herbs and teas (mothers milk tea is good) but it really only works if you are expression what you have.  You can try to hand express too.  If you google Jack Newman, he is a pediatrician in Canada.  He has a great web site about breasfeeding with lots of useful videos and information pages.

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